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Darktrace Wins Gold at Network Products Guide's IT World Awards 2016

Enterprise Immune System Hailed Amongst World’s Best IT Innovations
San Francisco, USA
June 28, 2016

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, won the gold trophy for “Best IT Company of the Year (Software)” last night, Monday, June 27th at the Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards.

Network Products Guide serves as the industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, playing a vital role in keeping decision-makers and end users informed of the choices they can make in all facets of information technology. Founded in 2005, the coveted annual IT World Awards is an achievements and recognition award program with active participation from a spectrum of industry voices. The distinguished panel of judges consists of industry experts and peers who carefully select the world’s best in products, services, and hot technologies.

Powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace’s self-learning technology is able to monitor network activity and detect emerging threats, before harm can be done. The Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards have recognized Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System for the fundamental innovation of its ‘immune system’ approach to cyber defense.

With over 1,000 deployments worldwide, 270 employees, and 150 partners, Darktrace is one of the fastest-growing cyber defense companies in the world, and is rapidly expanding its customer base across all industry verticals, and all sizes of networks and organizations.

“We are honored to have our unique ‘immune system’ technology recognized by Network Products Guide at the 11th Annual IT World Awards” said Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace. “The Enterprise Immune System approach marks a genuine shift in the cyber defense arena, allowing organizations to address the fast-moving, subtle, and complex threats that they now face. This recognition also serves as testament to the strength of the Darktrace team, combining unparalleled expertise from our world-class mathematicians, and leading government intelligence experts.”

About Darktrace

Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016, Darktrace is one of the world’s leading cyber threat defense companies. Its Enterprise Immune System technology detects and responds to previously unidentified threats, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge. Without using rules or signatures, Darktrace is uniquely capable of understanding the ‘pattern of life’ of every device, user and network within an organization, and defends against evolving threats that bypass all other systems. Some of the world’s largest corporations rely on Darktrace’s self-learning technology in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation. Darktrace is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, with 20 global offices including Auckland, London, Milan, Mumbai, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C.